‘She puts herself under a spell of serenity, to be tranquil and swift. Nothing she does can break it. She cuts her finger and curses out loud and she is still between its buffers. The ceaseless hum.’
‘This is the most important book of the last ten years’ – Damon Galgut’s The Promise eagerly awaited!
Damon Galgut’s forthcoming novel The Promise is already receiving enthusiastic praise from some big international names!
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes’s metaphysical thriller set in 1930s Chicago, is to be made into a TV series starring Elisabeth Moss.
Penguin Random House is running a giveaway!
Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Afterland by Lauren Beukes.
‘We’d got to be friends, Karl Udengaard and me, mostly because of the Nazis.’ Read an extract from Mark Winkler’s new novel Due South of Copenhagen
Umuzi has shared an extract from Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler.
In the spring of 1970, a Pretoria schoolboy falls in love with Muhammad Ali.
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Hitch a ride with Penguin Random House SA!
A roadtrip through an imagined post-pandemic America – watch a video of Lauren Beukes talking about the research for her new novel Afterland
Lauren Beukes’s new novel Afterland – a high-concept feminist dystopian thriller – is out now from Umuzi!
Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes returns with Afterland – a striking feminist dystopian thriller (PLUS Virtual Book Launch details)
A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes’s fans have been waiting for!
How the book community can stay connected without leaving the house – some advice and ideas from Penguin Random House!
During these deeply challenging times, books can be a source of comfort and escape. Crucially, they are also a way for us to remain connected even while we’re physically apart.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, South African publishers have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming book launch events until further …
Drinking from the Dragon’s Well – Alex Smith’s vivid account of a year spent teaching English in Wuhan, China, and later in Taiwan
Curious to know more about life in Wuhan, the epicentre of the Corona virus?
Kom vier die bekendstelling van Anel Heydenrych se sielkundige riller Die afloerder in Colesberg (29 Feb)
Jy en jou metgesel word hartlik uitgenooi na die bekendstelling van Die afloerder deur Anel Heydenrych. Dié sielkundige riller, Anel se tweede, speel in en om Colesberg af.
Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler, will be out from Umuzi in April! Due South of Copenhagen is …
Don’t miss the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger at the Two Oceans Aquarium (2 Feb)
Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger.
From the critically acclaimed author of Boy on the Wire, Alastair Bruce, comes a poignant new novel, The Weight of Skin
Alastair Bruce’s new novel The Weight of Skin is a poignant tale of personal and political responsibility.
Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Longest March by Fred Khumalo.
Join Bridge Books in Maboneng for the launch of Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga!
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.
What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum
‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’